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Fare well

Music

Fare well

Certain artists emerge and make a big impression. In places like Tacoma and Olympia - smaller places where talent is a precious commodity, unlike bigger cities - these people have an opportunity to shine and really grind their feet into the dirt of the music scene. Of course, as an

Retro Colby

Arts

Retro Colby

Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound kicked off the building's 75th anniversary year with a retrospective of works by printmaker and longtime UPS art professor Bill Colby, who taught there from 1956 to 1989. On display are 26 works, mostly prints and a few watercolors. The works chosen for

Career advice for military spouses

Military Life

Career advice for military spouses

Michelle Treadwell is a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army spouse working towards her teaching degree in elementary education. Although Treadwell had finished her first two years of college, the family's frequent change of station meant that it was difficult for her to finish her degree by attending a university in person. "Being that

Bayonets sharpened

News Front

Bayonets sharpened

The just concluded Bayonet Week is as much about the potential for further community involvement as it is about continued warrior teamwork and readiness. The event was held Sept. 6-9, and it represents the 7th Infantry Division's reestablishment of the tradition of building esprit de corps throughout the "Bayonet Division." The division

Free legal advice for military, Saturday

Military Life

Free legal advice for military, Saturday

None of us can truly know what the future holds. In some cases, there are relationships that do not work out the way that you had hoped, and they come to an end. When children are involved, it makes the end of a relationship even more difficult. In the event

The 16th annual Military Family Support Day

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The 16th annual Military Family Support Day

Attendees of the Military Family Support Day, held in Lacey, enjoyed a fun-filled family and community affair under the sun, all for free. "We put it on every year to recognize the military in our communities and their families," said Co-Chair of the event, Dave Newkirk. Hundreds of military members, veterans and

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Review: Foofaraw honors military in a unique way

The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce and the Olympia Yacht Club celebrated their 54th annual Foofaraw last Friday, bestowing upon all present the right to say "foo" to their duties and responsibilities for one day. It's a very enticing offer, especially for the military personnel that the Foofaraw welcomes as

Controlled chaos on JBLM

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Controlled chaos on JBLM

This past Sunday the country marked with remembrances the 15th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the sacrifice of Flight 93. The events of that day also led some to want to serve in whatever capacity. On Sept. 11, 2002, Charles Raquipiso enlisted in the Army,

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Bigfoot legend at McChord

Like the legendary Bigfoot, the Western Air Defense Sector is rarely seen or heard. But WADS is, however, legendary. "You are at the tip of the spear; you are an awesome force," said Col. Robert Hehemann, the Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) to the North American Aerospace Defense Command Director of Operations. On this

Classic tale retold

Stage

Classic tale retold

It is hard to imagine a more difficult play to produce on stage than Moby Dick. To my way of thinking it would have to be done either on a huge stage with a multi-million-dollar budget or in an intimate playhouse with nothing but a handful of props. The former

What's in a name?

Music

What's in a name?

Before we get to this week's subject, a quick word about band names: Music, in general, is one of the most visceral arts out there; you can intellectualize it all you want, and maybe an artist can grow on you, but it's generally true that you know immediately whether or

Mudcat to perform

Music

Mudcat to perform

With a storied repertoire of sometimes forgotten and often unforgettable songs, Daniel McKinstry unites music past with music present, exploring the roots of rock and roll, and in the process unites generations of music lovers with foot-stomping, knee-slapping magic. Known and loved by many in the Olympia area simply as

Woolworth Windows fall 2016

Arts

Woolworth Windows fall 2016

Spaceworks Tacoma's latest installations in the Woolworth windows are big, bold and impressive. In the northernmost windows on Broadway are wire animal sculptures by Eva Funderburgh, who says she uses her "simple, emotive animal forms to examine human motives and emotions." Her animals are hybrid forms, somewhere between realistic and ritualistic,

SECO seeks to support spouses

Jobs & Education

SECO seeks to support spouses

The Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program was created in 2010 to provide military spouses with the resources and tools they need to achieve their educational and employment goals.  In addition to being a military spouse and parent of a military child, SECO Associate Director, C. Eddy Mentzer, has been

Gridiron grub

Features

Gridiron grub

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack ... " Which sport is identified most with (and beloved for) its concessions? Hint: it ain't football. Sadly, for all the screaming hysteria to be heard in Seahawk Nation, no one says much about the food in its capital stadium. Zach Hensley, managing director

Mixed messages in dining

Reviews

Mixed messages in dining

Announcer: It is another odd couple week for the de Paul brothers ... finding the same spot not so agreeable. JAKE: The first glance at the menu, and it is easy to see that Louie G's is more than just a pizza joint. The appetizer menu is testament to the deep

Fall Guide 2016

Online Interactive Guides

Fall Guide 2016

Not sure what to do this fall? Check out our Fall Guide for ideas for you and the entire family. The South Sound has plenty of activities and destinations perfect for the autumn season. Click here to view our interactive 2016 Fall Guide.

Boxing in the Joint Base

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Boxing in the Joint Base

Both the FAA and the Department of Defense say the clear zone at the North end of the McChord runway is out of compliance. That could spell bad news in a round of base closures. The South Sound Military and Communities Partnership (SSMCP) began this month contacting property owners located in

Submit your military 12s photos to the Seahawks

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Submit your military 12s photos to the Seahawks

Are you a servicemember or military family member that loves to show off your Seattle Seahawks support? Do "Blue Fridays" mean getting together with your entire military unit or family and taking Seahawks' supporting photos to post on your favorite social media platform? Have you attended a Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field

Lakewood City Council votes to honor WWI promise

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Lakewood City Council votes to honor WWI promise

The Lakewood City Council voted unanimously to support the preservation of the Boulevard of Remembrance and the establishment of the Remembrance Corridor along the section of I-5 stretching from the Mount's Road exit (#116) to the McChord exit (#125), earlier this month.  Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen, whose grandfather, Joseph Gray,

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